Managing Impressions Online: Self‐Presentation Processes in the Online Dating Environment

Managing Impressions Online: Self‐Presentation Processes in the Online Dating Environment This study investigates self‐presentation strategies among online dating participants, exploring how participants manage their online presentation of self in order to accomplish the goal of finding a romantic partner. Thirty‐four individuals active on a large online dating site participated in telephone interviews about their online dating experiences and perceptions. Qualitative data analysis suggests that participants attended to small cues online, mediated the tension between impression management pressures and the desire to present an authentic sense of self through tactics such as creating a profile that reflected their “ideal self,” and attempted to establish the veracity of their identity claims. This study provides empirical support for Social Information Processing theory in a naturalistic context while offering insight into the complicated way in which “honesty” is enacted online. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Oxford University Press

Managing Impressions Online: Self‐Presentation Processes in the Online Dating Environment

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Oxford University Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1083-6101
eISSN
1083-6101
DOI
10.1111/j.1083-6101.2006.00020.x
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Abstract

This study investigates self‐presentation strategies among online dating participants, exploring how participants manage their online presentation of self in order to accomplish the goal of finding a romantic partner. Thirty‐four individuals active on a large online dating site participated in telephone interviews about their online dating experiences and perceptions. Qualitative data analysis suggests that participants attended to small cues online, mediated the tension between impression management pressures and the desire to present an authentic sense of self through tactics such as creating a profile that reflected their “ideal self,” and attempted to establish the veracity of their identity claims. This study provides empirical support for Social Information Processing theory in a naturalistic context while offering insight into the complicated way in which “honesty” is enacted online.

Journal

Journal of Computer-Mediated CommunicationOxford University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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